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Drabbles on Flashshot; August Report

I was happy to learn, today, that three of my drabbles will appear on Flashshot.

The titles are:

  • "Before Playing"
  • "Imagination’s Curse"
  • "Too Much Sense"

I’ll let you know when I learn the exact dates.

Meanwhile, here’s the montly update for August:

  • 4,300 new words of fiction written this month. 1
  • 14 first drafts currently in progress. 2
  • 3 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft. 3
  • 1 second draft currently in progress
  • 0 second draft currently in the hands of "trusted readers."
  • 1 third draft currently in progress.
  • 0 third drafts currently awaiting polishing.
  • 0 fourth drafts in currently in progress.
  • 7 stories currently submitted to markets
  • 1,400 words in shortest story currently submitted.
  • 14,000 words in longest story currently submitted.
  • 3 offers of publication received this month. 4

1 A very low-productivity month, though not as low as March! The low productivity was expected because of conferences papers, vacations, and other disruptions.

2 I always have a lot of first drafts "in progress," until one of them really grabs me and I work on it obsessively.

3 I employ a six-week "ripening" period for first drafts. Two of the three drafts here are actually ready for revision into second drafts; I just haven’t got around to them yet.

4 These are the three drabbles just accepted by Flashshot. Technically I suppose they belong to September, but what the heck.

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